I-275 Traffic Accident Kills Sarasota Man

Early morning shortly before 4:00 a.m. a man driving a 2001 Pontiac crashed into a guardrail while driving down an exit ramp from interstate 275.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that the driver of the car, Adam Shaw a 22 year old from Sarasota was attempting to exit I-275 at the 31st Street South exit and smashed into the guardrail. The collision with the guard rail threw Shaw from the car and onto the roadway.

Troopers indicated from the apparent position of the car that Shaw must have been going too fast for the ramp, and the excessive speed was a contributing factor of the crash.

First responders pronounced Shaw dead at the scene.